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Shreyas JayanthShreyas Jayanth

Daytime MBA | Class of 2017

 

Prior to Fuqua

In tenth grade, I invested my scholarship earnings into an e-commerce venture which pulled me into the interconnected world of business, people and society. I attended Christ University for my undergraduate studies in business management, where I was enthralled by my professor who taught organizational development.

After college, I worked for 3 years in the human capital function of a hedge fund. In 2012, I was selected for a fully-sponsored fellowship in liberal arts, where I dabbled with interdisciplinary nature of sociology, philosophy, history, political science and business leadership. After that, I spent couple of years in a social startup trying to solve youth unemployment challenges and understanding the root causes of institutional failures in India.

While at Fuqua

I am a first-year student in the Daytime MBA class of 2017. As an international student aspiring to pursue my MBA at a top business school, Fuqua has exceeded all my expectations on every single dimension. On a daily basis, I experience the wonderful “Team Fuqua” spirit around me, which supports me in all my professional, academic and social endeavors. I look forward to serving the Fuqua community through volunteering for Admissions, and contributing to professional and sports clubs, as well as the entrepreneurship and improv clubs.

I will be sharing my experiences and experiments with leadership, friendships and professional development as an international student in my new home away from home—Durham, NC.

Personal Interests

My passions are extremely varied. I enjoy learning about everything from the failure of New Coke in the 1990s, to innovations in microfinance and mobile payments, to the latest neuroscience studies on the primitive behaviors and evolution of humans. I am a huge sports enthusiast, and I love playing soccer, cricket and 8-ball pool.

 

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